Back to School donation drive to help students in the community

Donations will help support local families by providing kids with the supplies they need to learn.
August 08, 2019

ResourceWest is hosting a Back to School drive to ensure that all students come to school with the supplies they need to learn.

The average student in Minnesota will be required to purchase $75 worth of school supplies, not including a backpack.

ResourceWest’s Back to School program provides students who qualify with a new backpack filled with grade-specific basic school supplies. Listed below are the supplies needed for donations this year:

  • New backpacks for students in grades K-12
  • Sharpened yellow pencils
  • Wide and College Ruled Spiral Notebooks
  • Pocket folders
  • Composition notebooks
  • Glue sticks - Elmers
  • Index Cards - 3x5in packs
  • Pencil boxes - 5x8in plastic box
  • Zipper pencil pouch for 3-ring binder
  • Colored pencils - boxes of 12
  • College ruled loose leaf paper
  • Crayons - Boxes of 24
  • Dry erase markers
  • Drawstring backpacks
  • Red pens
  • Pink erasers
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Wide tip markers
  • Yellow highlighters

A list of donation drop-off locations is available on the ResourceWest website. Supplies can also be dropped off directly at ResourceWest (1011 1st St. S., Suite 109, Hopkins) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also shop from Amazon and have the supplies shipped directly to ResourceWest. Supplies can be donated now through August 30.

If you need help with school supplies, please call ResourceWest at 952-988-5350 or visit the website to see if you meet the requirements.


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